LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Alabama women‘s basketball team hung tough, but ultimately came up short against No. 15 Kentucky 66-62 on Thursday night.
Junior Jasmine Walker led the Tide (13-10, 3-7 SEC) with 17 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Brittany Davis was the only other UA player in double figures with 10 points off the bench.
“I thought we rebounded, we had some second chance opportunities in the second half compared the first half,” head coach Kristy Curry said. “Brittany Davis came off the bench and played well along with Cierra Johnson, Ashley Knight and De’Sha Benjamin. I thought our bench really tried to help us in the second half. The offensive rebounding was also a lot better in the second.”
UK (18-4, 7-3 SEC) went up 57-49 with 3:34 to play. A quick 5-0 run by Alabama made it a one possession game with 2:56 on the clock. Kentucky responded by going up 64-57 with just over a minute remaining when Walker knocked down a clutch triple to trim the deficit to four.
Davis converted two free throws to give Alabama a chance with 26 seconds left, but Kentucky hit two free throws a few seconds later to seal it.
Senior Cierra Johnson provided quality minutes off the bench with seven points, five rebounds and five assists.